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Year's Biggest Sale To Date - Flying.com at $1.1 Million - Soars to Top of Our Weekly Sales Chart

The past week was a very solid one for domain sales, led by the year's biggest sale to date and a trio of six-figure deals. Flying.com set the pace after changing hands for $1,100,000 in a private transaction. The buyer, UsedAirplanes.com, detailed the acquisition in a press release today (April 7). In addition to leading our latest weekly Top 20 Sales Chart, Flying.com nudges Poker.org ($1 million) out of the top spot on our Year-to-Date Top 100 Chart.

A nice geodomain - LongIsland.com - occupies the #2 spot on this week's Big Board after being brokered for $370,000 in a deal handled by RickLatona.com. Two more six-figure sales at Sedo.com occupy the next two spots on the elite list; Pilot.com at $300,000 and Nasty.com at $200,000. Nasty.com had sold for the exact same price (also at Sedo.com) back in July 2006.

Sedo went on to sweep 11 of the 20 positions on the elite list including a nice 3-letter .com sale with #5 MEC.com at $99,000. Sedo also accounted for three of the five ccTLD sales on the all-extension leader board. One of those was an IDN - #18 Schönheitsoperation.ch (Swiss country code) at $12,060.

By Ron Jackson

The top ccTLD sale was #8 Call.me (country code for Montenegro), a name purchased by DomainInvest.lu for €20,000 ($26,800) in a private transaction. A press release we received announcing the purchase said, "Call.Me will become one of the first virtual telephone booths. Call.Me will enable visitors to call online from the website www.call.me any landline or mobile phone worldwide without having to install any software."

With .coms piling up 15 of the 20 chart entries, the non .com gTLDs were shut out this week. There were no five-figure sales in that category.  

Here is how all of the sales leaders stacked up for the week ending Sunday, April 4:

The DN Journal Top 20 
Reported Domain Sales - Mon. March 29, 2010 - Sun. April 4, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 6, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Flying.com $1,100,000 Pvt Sale
2. LongIsland.com $370,000 RickLatona.com
3. Pilot.com $300,000 Sedo
4. Nasty.com $200,000 Sedo
5. MEC.com $99,000 Sedo
6. Baibu.com $57,000 AfternicDLS
7. NoStrings.com $37,500 Sedo
8. Call.me €20,000 = $26,800 Pvt Sale
9. PlayFree.com $26,300 SnapNames
10. C4S.com $25,350 Moniker
11. CollegeOverview.com $20,000 Sedo
12. FFB.com $18,000 Sedo
13. Umschuldung.de €12,501 = $16,751 Sedo
14. MusicVenues.com $15,000 AfternicDLS
15. ChargePoints.com $14,999 Sedo
16. Geraldo.com $14,888 NameJet
17. FreeSamples.co.uk £9,000 = $13,770 Pvt Sale
18. Schönheitsoperation.ch (IDN) €9,000 = $12,060 Sedo
19. JS.de €8,099 = $10,853 Sedo
20. Winga.com €7,999 = $10,719 Sedo

 

Keep in mind that these are the highest value sales that have been reported to us in the past week. This column is meant to be an educational tool, not a complete list documenting ALL high value domain sales. Such a list is impossible to produce because many sales are kept private at the insistence of buyers, sellers or both. Our procedure for verifying the accuracy of domain sales reports is available here.

For the many newcomers entering the domain industry we also want to point out that the reasons why a domain name sells for a certain price can be varied and are not always clear to those who are unfamiliar with the domain market. If you do not understand why specific domain names command the prices they do, you are likely to make unwise domain registrations or purchases. We highly recommend that you do some basic research before you buy anything! As a starting point we have built a sister site specifically for you at NameNewbie.com.

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were six more five-figure sales just off the chart with Sedo accounting for three of those; BSH.com ($10,501), LMD.com ($10,100) and OW.de ($10,050). SnapNames.com sold AMZ.com for $10,500, NameJet.com dealt WLY.com for $10,100 and HuntingMoon.com moved Cams4Free.com for $10,000. HuntingMoon also had a big adult domain name sale at $90,000 (due to the graphic nature of the domain name it will have to remain unpublished here).

.Com Supporting Cast

NameJet led the four-figure .com supporting cast with FantasyStockMarket.com at $9,288 and also scored with ServicePlus.com ($7,500), Eunet.com ($6,800) and GoodFriend.com ($6,766). CrossCountryBank.com deposited $6,100, AllergyTesting.com discovered $5,100 and Saraiva.com returned $4,999. XLD.com added $4,900 and AutoStyles.com drew $4,644.

NameJet had 33 more .com sales ranging from $2,000 to $4,499. Those are listed in the table below:

Additional NameJet .com Sales Between $2,000 - $4,499
hscu.com $4,499   fosdick.com $2,600
civilwarhistory.com $4,377 jetone.com $2,600
mineralogy.com $4,335 l-b.com $2,520
canyonlands.com $4,188 stainsafe.com $2,510
eswt.com $4,099 morrisseymusic.com $2,500
weddinginfo.com $4,050 ledtvs.com $2,490
honeymooncruise.com $3,823 californiainjurylawyer.com $2,400
pauschalurlaub.com $3,700 tenantcreditreports.com $2,300
citydate.com $3,600 wildbirdhouse.com $2,258
bridgespan.com $3,598 puddlejumpers.com $2,241
campusguide.com $3,500 treadmillworld.com $2,210
sportsconnection.com $3,433 riverina.com $2,113
prestonsturges.com $3,300 smallthings.com $2,105
customcabinetry.com $3,080 sbstransit.com $2,088
footballflags.com $3,011 coooking.com $2,045
mathnet.com $2,888 netsecrets.com $2,000
domainacquire.com $2,600  

At SnapNames, Naike.com notched $8,000, Kavkiskey.com kicked in $2,609 and DesignAward.com went for $2,600. In addition, Pieri.com posted $2,349 and Dyad.com docked at $2,000.

Back at Sedo WinDeal.com raked in $7,500, ShortCodes.com cracked $7,299 and Viajabien.com commanded $7,102. Brez.com brought $6,030. Cotedazur.com claimed $5,762 and Disway.com wound up at $5,360. Novotempo.com tallied $5,002 and eManifest.com found $5,001

Sedo had 31 more .com sales ranging  from $2,000 to $5,000 that are listed in the table below:

Additional Sedo .com Sales Between $2,000 - $5,000
whichisbetter.com $5,000   mamypoko.com $2,680
paclabs.com $4,850 communicationsserver.com $2,588
czd.com $4,500 wirtschaftswissen.com $2,588
premieradvantage.com $4,500 autoad.com $2,500
sleepnaked.com $4,500 backstagemagazine.com $2,500
ubq.com $4,200 candy-apples.com $2,500
loyalcapital.com $4,000 foliocloud.com $2,500
perrotin.com $3,886 healthinvestment.com $2,500
zipquest.com $3,500 italiansoccer.com $2,500
viseo.com $3,350 lanyardsdirect.com $2,500
abic.com $3,300 bakka.com $2,345
cornerchurch.com $3,288 nesher.com $2,200
detekt.com $3,000 doublelinefunds.com $2,125
strategicintervention.com $2,888 gaysign.com $2,000
kallaroo.com $2,800 stalman.com $2,000
aldencapital.com $2,680  

At the AfternicDLS the winners included VideoGenie.com ($7,150), ConveyorRollers.com ($6,600) and Txmstrs.com ($5,500). LosPadres.com located $5,400, Adivinos.com corralled $5,000 and Locus.com landed $4,788

AdvantageInc.com took in $4,388, TradeWaves.com washed up $3,888, InfoFinance.com fetched $3,800 and TicketGiant.com admitted $3,500. Through their expanded promotion platform, the AfternicDLS also sold DesignCompetition.com for $4,588 through SnapNames and  PremierAdvantage.com for $4,500 through Sedo.

At Moniker.com ExcelTrust.com dispensed $3,063 while EverySong.com and EveryTune.com tacked on $2,291 apiece. 

Elsewhere SuccessClick.com sold Snurf.com for $3,650, RickLatona.com unloaded Pifo.com for $3,200 and Sketched.com for $2,500 and MediaOptions.com banked $6,500 each for BeautySupplements.com and OrganicHealth.com.

 Afternic Domain Auctions

Country Codes

For the second week in a row, the country code category posted a half dozen solid five-figure sales. All of those were noted in the all extension section at the top of this report.  The highest ccTLD sale you haven't seen yet is Aegypten.eu at $6,566 via Sedo, good enough to take the #7 position on our weekly Country Code Top 20 Chart

Sedo went on to sweep 17 of the 20 entries on the ccTLD leader board. NetFleet.com.au was the only venue to buck the Sedo tide as they sold GraphicDesign.com.au (Australian ccTLD) for $5,520

Germany's .de extension had the most chart entries with seven, followed by .co.uk (Great Britain) and .eu (European Union) with three each. Austria's .at also had multiple entries with two charted domains. 

Here is how the country code leaders stacked up for the week ending April 4:

Country Code Top 20
 Highest Reported ccTLD  Sales: Mon. March 29, 2010 - Sun. April 4, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect Tue. April 6, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. Call.me €20,000 = $26,800 Pvt Sale
2. Umschuldung.de €12,501 = $16,751 Sedo
3. FreeSamples.co.uk £9,000 = $13,770 Pvt Sale
4. Schönheitsoperation.ch (IDN) €9,000 = $12,060 Sedo
5. JS.de €8,099 = $10,853 Sedo
6. OW.de €7,500 = $10,050 Sedo
7. Aegypten.eu €4,900 = $6,566 Sedo
8. GraphicDesign.com.au $5,520 NetFleet.com.au
9. Bonuszertifikate.eu €4,000 = $5,360 Sedo
10. Exchange.nl €3,500 = $4,690 Sedo

11. FreeOffers.co.uk £3,000 = $4,590 Sedo
12. Vitalurlaub.de €2,900 = $3,886

Sedo

13. Rueckenschmerz.de €2,600 = $3,484

Sedo

14.
tie
DeutschlandArena.de €2,500 = $3,350

Sedo

14.
tie
Deutschland-Arena.de €2,500 = $3,350

Sedo

16. UEC.eu €2,250 = $3,015 Sedo
17.
tie
Nicoli.it €2,000 = $2,680 Sedo
17.
tie
WebMoney.at €2,000 = $2,680 Sedo
19. Analyst.co.uk £1,700 = $2,601 Sedo
20. Online-Dating.at €1,900 = $2,546 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

There were several dozen additional four figure sales off the ccTLD chart with Sedo accounting for all but one of those. Their supplemental list was led by Bonfire.ru ($2,500) and PNH.de ($2,479). Blurb.de and Schulranzen-Versand.de added $2,412 each and GameReady.co.uk captured $2,372

Sedo had 36 more country code sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,010 that are listed in the chart below:

Additional Sedo ccTLD Sales Between $1,000 - $2,010
davinci.ch $2,010   watchlive.tv $1,340
its.be $2,010 babygear.co.uk $1,224
terrasverwarmer.nl $2,010 kaminkehrer.eu $1,206
xpresso.nl $2,010 europe.cm $1,200
shoptime.com.ar $2,000 aktienanleihe.ch $1,139
kdm.ch $1,876 iemb.de $1,139
led-tagfahrleuchten.de $1,876 punz.eu $1,139
windscreenwiperblades.co.uk $1,876 bausparberater.de $1,112
discountzertifikate.at $1,729 creatura.de $1,106
surfen.be $1,675 jabba.de $1,072
kracht.cn $1,608 colesterol.es $1,018
baby.cc $1,600 casinoroom.fr $1,005
74.co.uk $1,530 chatroulette.tv $1,005
citydeal.co.uk $1,500 couchpotatoes.de $1,005
baseshop.de $1,340 cri.nl $1,005
comun.es $1,340 dobermannwelpen-
vermittlung.de
$1,005
hausbaukredit.de $1,340 eventtechnik24.de $1,005
it-camp.de $1,340 webhosting.org.in $1,000

Elsewhere DomainLore.com sold Boxers.co.uk for £1,476 ($2,258)

If there are country code extensions in our report that you are not familiar with, you can look up the nation each extension goes with here.

Global Contenders (Non .com gTLDs: .biz, .info, .mobi, .net, .org, .asia, .pro & .tel)

This was not a good week for the Global Contenders as the non .com gTLD category didn't have a single five-figure sale reported. That dearth of high dollar sales allowed AX.org to float to the top of the Global Contenders Top 20 Chart with a $7,650 sale at Sedo. NameJet claimed the next two spots with Flip.net ($5,800) and HealthInternetwork.org ($5,210)

The .nets had the most chart entries with ten, including an IDN at #7 - Reisebüro.net at $4,163 via Sedo, a venue that swept 11 of the 20 chart entries. The .orgs had eight charted domains with the remaining two openings going to a pair of .infos led by #5 (tie) Schmerz.info at $4,824.

Here's how all of the Global Contenders stacked up for the week ending April 4:

Global Contenders Top 20
 Highest Reported Non .Com Global TLD  Sales 
(.Net, .Org, .Biz & .Info) Mon. March 29, 2010 - Sun. April 4, 2010
Euro to Dollar Conversion (€ to $) is Based on Rates in Effect April 6, 2010

  Domain

Sold For

Where Sold
1. AX.org £5,000 = $7,650 Sedo
2. Flip.net $5,800 NameJet
3. HealthInternetwork.org $5,210 NameJet
4. Jadu.net $5,000 Sedo
5.
tie
Renten.org €3,600 = $4,824 Sedo
5.
tie
Schmerz.info €3,600 = $4,824 Sedo
7. Reisebüro.net (IDN) €3,107 = $4,163 Sedo
8. Baronerosso.net $4,087 NameJet
9. Tagged.net $3,388 AfternicDLS
10. Deblocage.org €2,500 = $3,350 Sedo

11. Taschenuhr.net €2,494 = $3,342 Sedo
12. Shaq.net $3,188 AfternicDLS
13. Liberamente.net $3,038 SnapNames
14. Geboortekaartjes.info €2,250 = $3,015 Sedo
15.
tie
HealthInvestment.org $3,000 Sedo
15.
tie
SingleParent.net $3,000 AfternicDLS
17.
tie
Federalists.org $2,788 AfternicDLS
17.
tie
Protist.net $2,788 AfternicDLS
19. Offerte.org €2,000 = $2,680 Sedo
20. Horoskope.org €1,850 = $2,479 Sedo

CLICK HERE for our Year-To-Date Charts.

Domain Name Industry Newsletter

There were several dozen additional GC sales just off the chart led by NameJet's $2,450 sale of BioGeoSciences.org. They also moved Triad.net ($1,811), Content-Village.org ($1,797) and Vishwabank.org ($1,597)

Other NameJet winners included Auxtdept.org ($1,310), Rcep7.org ($1,251) and OnlineSchooling.net ($1,110). CBIK.org added $1,100 and HorseBetting.org attracted $1,008

The AfternicDLS sold AudioNews.org for $2,300 and Midia.net for $2,088 and also used Sedo, as part of their expanded promotion program, to sell Uitnodiging.net for $2,088.

Sedo had 16 GC sales ranging from $1,000 to $2,200 that you can review in the table below:

Additional Sedo GC Sales Between $1,000 - $2,200
freechatrooms.net $2,200   agentur.info $1,340
hrm.asia $2,000 halitosis.info $1,340
kanban.net $1,750 friese.net $1,288
gaspreisvergleich.org $1,541 milch.org $1,274
trollingmotors.net $1,500 games-online.org $1,206
hoofdpijn.info $1,474 healthinsurancequote.info $1,072
parken.net $1,406 anlagenbau.org $1,005
searchengineoptimisation.info $1,362 tire.biz $1,000

 At SnapNames Milch.net nabbed $1,661, OxnardCalifornia.net notched $1,304 and GoDiving.net surfaced at $1,288. PowerZone.net plugged in $1,250 and AutoToday.org generated $1,050

At MediaOptions.com VitaminStore.net and VitaminStore.org earned $1,250 apiece while BeautySupplements.net and BeautySupplements.org booked $1,000 each. 

Now that you're up to date on what happened over the past week, check out how the leaders stand year to date in all categories by visiting our Year To Date Charts page.

*****

As always, we welcome all verifiable sales reports from companies, private sellers or individuals with knowledge of an important sale made through any channel. To contribute information and help make this column better,  just drop a note to editor@dnjournal.com.

We truly appreciate the industry leading companies who share their sales information with us to help everyone in the business get a handle on current domain values. Richard Meyer of Domain Sales Center also provides invaluable help in collecting data for these sales reports each week.

Every Tuesday night or Wednesday morning we publish the highest reported domain name sales for the previous week. On Mondays and Tuesdays our contributors send us their sales data for the previous 7 days. We then compile that information and write this article to give you the most comprehensive sales report in the industry. 

Editor's Note: If you wish to review previous Domain Sales columns, they are available in our Archive.

 

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